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a better way. >> romney versus obama, been there, done that, or maybe not? have you heard the one about vice president clinton or vice president christie in our political panel a new read on a book revealing backstage imfreezing in the 2012 campaign. this is "state of the union." >>> good morning from washington, i'm candy crowley. we will speak with senator kelly ayotte in a moment. >>> first, authorities have charged the man who opened fire at l.a.x. airport with two felonies including the murder of a federal officer. witnesses say the gunman, 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia, killed 39-year-old gerardo hernandez. the first tsa officer killed in the line of duty in the agency's history. two additional agents were wounded. joining me from austin, texas, is the chairman of the house homeland security committee, michael mccall. congressman, thank you very much for joining us. i think in the aftermath of this, the question i hear most often is, why did he do this. what do you know about that? i know you've been able to see some of the notes he wrote. what do you think the motivation was h
republican nominee for president mitt romney was critical of president obama's handling of the law. >> i think the key thing that the president is trying to get away from and that is he told people they could keep their insurance and that wasn't the truth. whether you like the model of obama care or not the fact the president sold it under a model is not true the. the only way he can rebuild credibility is work with republicans and democrats and rebuild a foundation. we got to have a president that can lead. right now he's not able to do so. >> as for the website government officials say healthercare.gov will go off line temporarily on a daily basis to fix its ongoing issues. >> robert gibbses i want to go back to something that was said before in the "the washington post." it's stunning that you have the biggest start up ever run by somebody that had never run a start up before or had business experience before. i mean, looking back, people are scratching their heads for years how did they make these mistakes. how did mistakes like this happen inside the west wing? >> i think that's a f
. >> you're fired up. >> we have a better way. >> romney versus obama. been there, done that or maybe not? have you heard the one about vice president clinton or chr christie. this is "state of the union". >>> good morning from washington. i'm candy crowley. attorneys charged the man that opened fire at lax with two felonies. the gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia killed hernandez. two additional agents were wounded. joining me now from austin texas is the chairman of the house homeland committee michael mccaul. congressman, thank you for joining us. in the aftermath of this, the question i hear most often is -- >> thank you. >> -- why did he do this? do you know about that? i know you've been able to see some notes that he wrote. what do you think the motivation was here? >> i think mental illness, once again, kind of like the navy yard shooter that we saw. the suicide note that i read talks a lot about killing tsa agents, and if he said if i just kill one my mission is accomplished and unfortunately, he did do that the other day and the other thing he wanted to talk about is how easy it i
's just that he has a mitt romney feel for hem. he's sure san christie's praises yesterday on "meet the press." >> if you look at chris christie and say that's a very impressive guy with a great track record, with a demonstrated ability to work across the aisle, with support of labor and blue collar voters in new jersey, there's a long list of very capable people, but chris christie stands out as one of the very stronge likes in the republican party. >> here's an even bigger problem. even though christie has an air of aauthenticity, you don't run in a vacuum. if he runs in 2016, democrats will hit him for being against women, but republicans will hit him for giving money to planned parenthood. democrats will say his state was 45th in job creation. this sounds awfully familiar, larry. it's like take us back four years ago, we're at the exact same play. >> those of us who are republican under the republican wing have a problem with republicans like chris christie. good guy, i would certainly prefer him over any democrat that could be tossed up, but has he accepted the architecture of
yesterday, the same man that accused mitt romney of killing a woman, remember that? mitt romney killed my wife. remember that commercial? he was such a beast, a horrible human being. mitt romney killed my wife. barack obama believed that. >> obama did not claim that. the president did not say that. >> hillary clinton wasn't running against him in 2012. >> this commercial was put together by some sort of arm. >> somebody very close to barack obama. barack obama takes responsibility, the buck stops with barack obama. >> okay. >> barack obama and his campaign and people connected to his campaign and people closely associated with him in the past claimed that mitt romney killed a woman. >> okay. the story is bad enough, you don't need to do that. >> can i please make my point? i'm going to say it again, barack obama, his campaign, they all claimed in 2012. it was one of the most horrific claims that mitt romney killed a man's wife. >> i remember condemning the commercial as well. >> mika, i'm going to keep doing this, okay? so, in 2012, barack obama claimed that mitt romney killed a woman. ye
romney hinted christie could be the party's savior in 2016. hillary clinton is calculating her own appearances with her first foray back into the campaign spotlight, stumping for close friend terry mcauliffe. but that new book, "double down" is spilling big-time campaign secrets from the 2012 election. two bombshells include dirt on chris christie's background that came up during the vice presidential vet and tpossibiliy they would swap joe biden for hillary clinton. two veteran campaign reporters say president obama saying i just don't know if i can do this, as he prepared for the second debate. let me bring in our company, editor in chief of reason magazine, matt welch and the "washington post" politics reporter, jackie kucinich. good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start with chris christie because he's got an election he's almost sure to win tomorrow. he's looking to send a message but as also passed over to be the vice presidential nominee. let me play for you what mitt romney said on "meet the press." >> i know that the vetting people who went through that analysis and put
on christie from the vetting team from romney's vp search, it described in the back this according to the "new york times." romney's team was left with questions about potential land mines involving christie. a defamation lawsuit early in his political career. a securities and exchange settlement involving his brother and medical history. beth i hadder who is led the search committee told the new york times in a statement the paper was arranged by christie aide and governor christie complied fully with the romney campaign's request for do you means in a timely manner including a medical reporter from his internist and cardiologist. not complete denials, but a statement of fact. according to reports on the book, romney's super secret vetting process was known as project goldfish and potential candidates were known as fish names. putter fish was him. filet o fish was rob portman and pescado was marco rubio. get it? as both get raised, they are polling better than anybody else, both ever losing bipartisan shine. clinton remains a popular figure second only to christie, the percentage of folks who
. the president shortly will be in massachusetts. the very place where mitt romney was joined by ted kennedy in signing the 2006 health care overhaul bill for that state of massachusetts. our first read team and others, mitt romney had bipartisan support. the president does not. here we are four years later this four year war as the first read team has called over health care and the president if you will at the ground zero point trying to not necessarily take away from what's happened on capitol hill today but put the conversation what he believes on track. >> right, he is definitely trying to put the conversation on track. one thing today with stating as you said that he stands squarely behind kathleen sebelius, his embattled secretary, one reason is the politics to do that because he will show a sign of weakness for the system, aca big piece of his legacy of his presidency, will show up a bit of weakness if he were to let her go. when you talk about the war, there is a war. and some of what you saw today in the hearing, many of the gops asking questions of kathleen sebelius asked same que
, the romney/ryan ticket was almost a romney/christie ticket. the new jersey governor was on mitt romney short list not once but -- >> twice. >> the reason it didn't go much farther? >> he had christie on the first short list. he crosses his name off. he's leaning towards paul ryan. >> reporter: romney's advisers pressured him to reconsider chris christie. in the end there were two obstacles. christie couldn't keep his day job and fund raise due to new jersey law and the book says he wasn't as forthcoming in the vetting process as other candidates. now, beth meyers, a long-time aide to mitt romney said to the "new york times" that chris christie complied fully in the vetting process but when you look at what "the new york times" is reporting about this book, the unanswered questions just kind of go on and on, about a defamation lawsuit against the governor from earlier in his political career as well as the names and documentation of his household employees. as well as information about his medical history. there's even more than that, chris. >> boy, oh, boy, that book probably going to sell f
governors have used to develop a national base as they gear up for a presidential bid, like mitt romney did. >> chris could easily become our nominee and save our party and help get this nation on the right track again. they don't come better than chris christie. >> reporter: some conservatives criticize christie for embracing president obama a year ago for the super storm sandy recovery but christie dismisses that, urges republicans to work with democrats and is going out of his way to build support among women and hispanics. he brought just two out of state republicans to campaign with him this fall. rudy giuliani and new mexico governor susanna martinez. >> she's a republican governor of a blue state just like me working with democrats on the other side of the aisle to get things done and sticking to our principles. >> reporter: this election, of course, is a stark contrast to the virginia governor's race, where republicans are already starting to talk about what went wrong with their candidate, ken cuccinelli, who is more of a tea party candidate who is expected to lose to democrat terr
? since 1985 both have gone the same way in that governor's race. already on sunday, mitt romney was arguing the victory could be a sign of strength for 2016. >> chris could easily become our nominee and save our party. paul ryan and jeb bush and marco rubio. there is a long list of capable person, but he was one of the strongest likes. >> does ted cruz stand out to you? >> i'm not going to disqualify anybody, but i indicated the names that are most effective in becoming elected. >> one more story line as they take back over the party. this is a long time friend and ally. bill and hillary clinton have done ten public events. barack and michelle o bam done two. the highest ranking democrat yet, chuck schumer very enthusiastically and publicly endorsed hillary clinton for president. >> tonight here in iowa and i won't get this opportunity again, i am urging hillary clinton to run for president and when she does, she will have my full and unwavering support. 2016 is hillary's time. run, hillary, run! >> the clintons will have a huge ally as sitting governor in one of the three most
at a health care rally up in massachusetts, the state made famous for his so-called romney care which was used as a blueprint to the affordable care act of the president's. the president is at war with republican who is have made it their sole mission these days and years to destroy the health care law. while the aca has certainly seen its share of glitches or problems, the gop has gone to great lengths to magnify and in many cases distort the issues. look at the latest headline in today's los angeles times. quote, another obama care horror story debunked. a democrat from washington and an m.i.t. professor in economics. he also served as an adviser to the white house and to congress on the president's health care plan. congresswoman, i want to start with you. i think somebody from mars would watch the congress these days and say what are those people so angry about? fighting like mad from the republican side with all this anguish and frightening anger. and i get the feeling it's not about whether the program is working or not. what they are angry about the democrats and angry about the preside
was passed in massachusetts by governor romney. romney will not be at that event. we talked to aides of the governor who said lee not be at that event. expect they president to make the connection between the two rollouts. >> these 15 million americans that got -- getting their health insurance in individual policies, it is interesting that there is a document released that we -- put in the practical register in june of 2010 which at that point, this is back in 2010, said anywhere between 40% to 67% of them would have their policies, policies, terminated that have to get some other care. anywhere from 5 million to 10 million americans, they are now going to have to find other health care, even if they have been satisfied with their earlier programs? is that what i'm hearing? >> that's right. i talked to a representative of the insurance industry who said that that number may be higher. and in terms of americans who may have their plans modified or canceled, but what the white house says is that unlike the pre-obama care era, maybe those insurance consumers may not have any luck getti
, it's the same place governor mitt romney signed romneycare into law, back in april of 2006. president obama's speech obviously today was designed to draw the parallels between the success of the health care law in massachusetts, known as romney care, and now the actually law, known as obama care. the affordable care act. president obama came out and he just dispelled a bunch of lies through a bunch of water on the biggest myth about the affordable care act. he called out the so-called junk insurance policies. this is what we focused our program on last night. it's almost as if the president was watching verbatim. junk insurance is what this is all about. and the president, front and center today, explained that this is what the law was designed to get rid of! >> it is also true that some americans who have health insurance plans that they bought on their own through the old individual market are get being notices from their insurance company suggesting that somehow because the affordable care act, they may be losing their existing health insurance plans. this has been the latest flurr
't a good american, as part of the mitt romney campaign, the mitt romney campaign had to answer for that. a surrogate, you're responsible for what they say. so in that instance, i think ted cruz has some explaining to do. >> yeah. is it not the case as well that ted cruz has been anointed by his father? there are examples where references are made to elders standing over him, and as it were anointing him for this role that he's had, i guess, in shutting down the country and bringing it to a stand still. >> right. in a lot of ways, rafael ted cruz sr. and sr., they're both rafael cruz, represent where the republican party is stuck when it comes to their outreach to latinos in the sense there is a very, very right wing cadre, particularly in the cuban-american community in south florida, that are hardcore republicans. now, ironically, enough, i believe rafael ted cruz from the american point of view was on the wrong side of the fidel castro revolution and his son is canadi canadian. he's got an ironic pact to bear in trying to make his son the second coming of ronald reagan. he represents
romney, who is going to be on "meet the press" had code names for his vp candidates. chris christie was puffer fish. tim paw lenty lake fish, rob portman was fillet of fish. we have senator marco rubio as piscado. mitt romney scratched chris christie off the list for a variety of reasons including his medical history. he kak elled verbally to his aides while watching a christie video. how much emphasis do you think the book can put on those claims about christie's vetting and wherewithal being a serious contender to be the running mate? >> well, i think you have to understand what these books are. after every presidential campaign, and i worked on a presidential campaign, there's a lot of score settling. people's egos' bruised, their feelings are hurt, and mark halperin and his co-author have figured out a way to exploit this for fun and profit and win another bok ok to follow up to "game change." i think at the end of the campaign we saw chris christie saying nice things about barack obama an his response to hurricane sandy. clearly some people are upset about that. now you've got
mines. meanwhile mitt romney had another issue with the governor. his weight. romney marvelled at christie's girth, his difficulties in making his way down the narrow aisle of the campaign bus. watching a video of christie without his suit jacket on romney cackled to his aides, guys, look at that. if i were him and i liked the guy, i would be ticked of something putting off questions about the vetting not getting answers. >> it was clear during the campaign and after that the relationship between christie's staff and christie in particular in the campaign were rough. and i think there were raw feelings. >> because he stood with the president on sandy? >> even before that. that happened afterwards, but even before that coming out of the convention we had stories of christie being problematic behind the stage, being upset after the convention speech. >> he'd be a terrible vice presidential nominee. there's nothing about that man that says vice president. it's like barbara streisand once said. i'm either going to be really successful or nothing. not halfway successful. >> he was a
mitt romney signed massachusetts's universal health care plan into law in 2006. he took aim at republicans for opposing obama care. >> if they worked with us like mitt romney did, working with democrats in massachusetts, or like ted kennedy often did with republicans in congress, including on the prescription drug bill, we'd be a lot further along. >> reporter: in a written statement, romney countered obama before the event saying his state's plan should not be grafted on to the entire country. romney called the installation of obama care, quote, a frustrating embarrassment. he did not take kindly to president obama showing up on his turf, kate. >> brianna, thanks so much. the back and forth will no doubt continue. at least for our staff, the website is still experiencing problems. folks on our staff still not able to get on this morning. that is a big problem for the administration. >>> let's move to another controversy. this one for the nsa. in the process, it's alleged that they are snooping on millions of americans. it's something the agency denies, sort of. let's bring
a point of trashing romney's campaign strategy. he says that romney did a lousy job of presenting a positive vision of free-market solutions to our nation's problem in a way that is relevant to people's lives." ruth, what do you think? do you think walker has laid out solutions? >> well, maybe he presents them with a smile on his face and it sounds positive, but the reality in wisconsin is, we lag all of our neighboring states in job creation. our economy is suffering while the economies around us are recovering. you know, we -- he's made this promise that he hasn't made good on. and he's been the most divisive governor in state history by attacking schoolteachers and public employees who are popular with the public and really stirring up a lot of anger and resentme resentment, and his promise to people has not been come with me and let me show you how i'm going to do things so things are better for you. instead what he has said is look at these public employees, they have health care benefits, they have a pension fund, and yet the strapped private sector workers who don't have th
christie. today we learned from excerpts of the forthcoming 2012 sequel to game change that mitt romney's nickname for christie was puffer fish. and however -- here's why team romney decided against using christie -- tapping christie as vp. quote, the dossier on the garden state governor's background was littered with potential land mines. how electable is the supposedly electable, chris christie? >> i think there is a lot there for journalists to be pawing over in the years to come. and it does -- he seems to be walking to re-election. this may make democrats wish they had dug a little deeper and given barbara buono help in her race. democrats have helped declare him the electable one too. so, you know, there's lots to talk about when it comes to chris christie. and it's very early. >> well, we'll have plenty of time, joan. >> yes, we will. >> joan walsh from salon. thank you very much. >> thanks, jonathan. >> coming up, the end of the end of debate, finally, after all these years. we'll actual you why we have our fingers crossed. ♪ >> so what you want me to do. ♪ express yourself
mitt romney seriously considered chris christie for vice president. the new jersey governor was apparently ruled out because of unanswered questions about his background and, quote, health concerns. >>> there's also new data on the number of people who signed up for obama care on day one. are these numbers a sign of trouble or what was expected? we'll talk about it and what it means for the white house as well as the uninsured and the fight against the rollout with the republican national committee chair, reince priebus, next. when you vote for flo, we'll have discounts. ice-cream discounts. multi-cookie discounts. pizza loyalty discounts! [ kids chanting "flo!" ] i also have some great ideas on car insurance. [ silence ] finding you discounts since back in the day. call or click today. i like her. for those nights when it's more than a bad dream, be ready. for the times you need to double-check the temperature on the thermometer, be ready. for high fever, nothing works faster or lasts longer. be ready with children's motrin. female narrator: the mattress price wars are endi
, massachusetts health care plan known also as romney care shows 123 pool enrolled in the new lance after one month. but after two months over 2200 people republican signed up. ultimately it wasn't until early enrollment was over 11 month after the exchanges became available the massachusetts residents signed up in droves. 36,167 of them to be exact. ezra, i know you guys have been following this. i think we may have borrowed one of your charts possibly. thank you for that the technical stuff is an issue. behavior around enrollment seems not to be a disastrous thing for the administration. it may happen later. >> we don't know yet exactly. i think you identified the exact right, to what degree does the tactical stuff become an enrollment problem. the situation with medicare part d, they didn't launch three weeks. at this point the website had just launched despite it due on that term. >> yom kippur often slows it. >> that's an incredible excuse. democrats and republicans now think it's a success. republicans in particular love it. john boehner in his first major interview as minority leader,
's why they went with mitt romney. remember, they tried every other person, every other republican got a shot at being number one, newt gingrich and herman cane and rick perry, but they were all even too ridiculous and lame for the tea party. but ted cruz is a harvard educated lawyer, not a dumb knee. >> alan told me one of the brightest people he's had. you can't under estimate it. >> he's played it exactly right. he is their hero. he's the guy they think finally stood up to the establishment and did what he said and went to washington and blah, blah, blah. so he's going to be very difficult to beat in the primaries. >> could it be him against chris christie? >> it probably will be. >> who will prevail? >> if it's the primary voters who vote every time, i think it will be ted cruz. chris christie may already be toast because during hurricane sandy, he put his hand over president blankestein. he's suspect. he's from the northeast and once in awhile said things that make sense. so, i mean. >> instantly ruled out. >> he could be ruled out already. >> what would he say about america if te
that are being fixed and he invoked the ghost of governor mitt romney to do so. >> it's no surprise that some of the same folks trying to scare people now are the same folks who have been trying to sink the affordable care act from the beginning. what can happen here in massachusetts can happen all across the country and for them and for you we are going see this through. >> the president's road trip coming just hours after the health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius apologized facing a house panel of republicans who were out for blood over aca. >> who is ultimately responsible? it is the president, correct? >> for the rwebsite? >> the president is ultimately responsible for the rollout. >> who do you answer to? >> i answer to the president. >> mea culpa kathleen sebelius, political reporting may continue to ride the wave of health care cancellation notices. >> it's embarrassing, i think, for them to have to come up to explain this and defend what was a major disaster, but i think as the president said, this isn't just a website. it's much more, and i think the things that are g
of ideas and public-point strategies. mitt romney's poor showing among latino voters in 2012 helped ensure barack obama's re-election, republican leaders, have a chateened and without any other obvious way to increase their vote base before 2016, pledged earlier this year. yet party leaders in part because they have been tied down since july by the debt confrontation haven't found a way to move legislation past the nativist caucus in the house. i'll go back to this anti-intellectual. deeper decline in the republican party. isn't it possible that this tea party movement or this battle over the debt ceiling, the government shutdown could help clean out the extremists part of the republican party because people are beginning to lose faith in it? >> well every purge reaches a point where the tide turns the other way and it goes too far and there's a question now in the aftermath of the government shutdown is whether the republican spaert going to rally back around its sort of center right establishment. as we've seen in earlier discussion this morning, most of the stallworth republican senator
press, right, they were the world's greatest tech campaign because, you know, romney couldn't launch an app that wouldn't crash, right? so the bar was really low in terms of the comparison. if you look at the management operation of the campaign, second time around, very different, extremely messy. you look at the management in government, very messy. it's been very hard for them to do anything without moving out of this closed inner circle. and so the other follow through problem, there is a management question here. there is also a myth making question, which is to say very successful in projecting an image, ultimately, if that image doesn't stack up to reality, will you get found out. when you think about what you can do as an administration second term, this was it. so getting it wrong does suggest they weren't focused on what they could actually achieve in the second term. i have no doubt they will get it right in the end. in the end, it can cost them a lot of votes. >> let's go to washington, bring in chuck todd, obviously, we are talking about management right here, you know,
his health care while using mitt romney's plan in massachusetts as an example. >> if it was hard to do it in one state it's hard doing it in all 50 states, especially when the governors of a bunch of states and half of the congress aren't trying to help. yeah. it's hard. but it's worth it. it is the right thing to do. we're going to keep moving forward. >> what can happen here in massachusetts can happen all across the country and for them and for you we're going to see through. for the fewer than 5% of americans who buy insurance on your own, you will be getting a better deal. so anyone peddling the notion that insurers are cancelling people's plan without mentioning that almost all the insurers are encouraging people to join better plans with the same carrier and stronger benefits and stronger protection while others will be able to get better plans with new carriers through the marketplace and many will get new help to pay for these better plans and make them cheaper if you leave that stuff out, you're being grossly misled to say the least. >>> all right. so challenges for both side
you feel this is a conversation that the republican party has been having at least since mitt romney lost the election last year perhaps before. do you feel the impact of the shutdown, the low poll numbers that we're seeing is this actually something that will impact the direction of the party? will it be forgotten in three or four weeks? >> it depends on what lessons people take from it. that's why we wrote this article because we wanted people to take the right lesson from it. it's certainly possible for people to conclude well we just should have been purer. it's never -- it's always self-confirming. >> where does it? i'm genuinely concerned about the republican party. >> come on, gene. you don't have to lie for us. come on. >> i didn't say -- >> next you'll be telling us if we want to keep our insurance we can keep our insurance. >> no. i did not say i love the republican party. i said many times and have written that i think a strong two party system is a good thing. >> i can tell you that ramesh and i and rich and the rest of the guys are thankful for your concern for the conse
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